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Finder's Fee (2001)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  19 June 2001 (USA)
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A man finds a wallet containing a winning lottery ticket worth $6 million.

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Tepper
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Mrs. Darmsetter
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The Real Avery
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After finding a wallet in the street, Tepper calls the owner the owner in order to return it. After making the call, however, he discovers that the lottery ticket inside is a $6 million winner. To add to things, his friends are on their way over for their weekly poker night, and the group tradition is to bet their lottery tickets. When the wallet's owner shows up and joins the game, who will walk out as the winner? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The numbers don't lie, but the players just might.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

Bloody Numbers - Alles auf eine Karte  »

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"Coop", the 5th poker buddy who couldn't make it to that night's game is shown in the photo that Bolan looks at. He is "played" in the photo by the film's writer/director 'Jeff Probst (I)'. See more »

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Story is set in United States (actually filmed in Canada) but date on document found in wallet is written in numeric day/month/year style instead of month/day/year style actually used in US. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tepper: [knocking on her door] Mrs. Darmsetter? Hey... You left your door open again.
Mrs. Darmsetter: Heaven sake, I wonder how did that happen.
Tepper: Yes well, how is everything?
Mrs. Darmsetter: Well, I'm worried about my mail. I think someone's stealing it. Because I haven't received any letters from my kids in a long time, and they always write.
Tepper: Well, are they taking all your mail or just the letters?
Mrs. Darmsetter: Just the letters. You'd think they'd take everything else, wouldn't you? They don't.
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She Got, She Got
Written by Brian Jones
Performed by Agents of Good Roots (as The Agents of Good Roots)
© Brian Jones (ASCAP)
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Very entertaining with great plot twists.
9 April 2003 | by (Omena, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I saw this film last year at the Saugatuck Film Festival (and even got to meet the stars of the film Robert Forster, Dash Mihok, and Erik Palladino), and loved every minute of it. The place was sold out and everyone at the theater loved it.

What would you do if you found a wallet containing a winning lottery ticket worth $6 million? That's how the movie is set up in this fast paced film with great acting. James Earl Jones is great as always, Robert Forster has a small but memorable role, but I was very surprised that Matthew Lillard did such a good job in the movie. But the obvious star of the movie is the script. Written and Directed by Jeff Probst, there are so many great plot twists that keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next. You won't believe some of the things you discover when watching this movie.

If you can find this movie somewhere, I highly recommend it.

**** out of ****


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